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Michael Caine's success doubts

11 November 2009 2:23 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Sir Michael Caine doesn't think he's good enough to win another Oscar. The 76-year-old star - who has previously received Best Supporting Actor Academy Awards for 1986 film 'Hannah and Her Sisters' and 1999's 'The Cider House Rules' - thinks his only hope of being honoured again is in a year of low standards. Speaking at the European premiere of his new movie 'Harry Brown' in London's Leicester Square last night (10.11.09), he told Bang Showbiz: "I've got a couple of Oscars and I've been nominated nine times but I've lost seven. There are all sorts of different circumstances and you also want a duff year. "My first nomination was 'Alfie' and the competition was Paul Schofield in »

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Caine Dispenses Relationship Advice

5 November 2009 4:11 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Sir Michael Caine is doling out relationship advice to a new generation of Lotharios, telling flirtatious Little Britain star David Walliams to give up his flings and concentrate on finding a wife.

The Alfie star dated a number of glamorous actresses and models during his prime, including Bianca Jagger and Jill St. John, before tying the knot with wife Shakira.

And now he's urged ladies' man Walliams to do the same, insisting he'll never be satisfied with his love life until he learns to devote himself to one woman.

Walliams says, "Michael Caine said to me, 'I used to be like you. I used to think with women, it was about quantity. Then I realised it was about quality. Then I met my beautiful wife Shakira.'

"I know people reading this won't believe it, but people like myself have low self-esteem. That's why we feel the need to date loads of girls. Then you realise it's not going to get you anywhere. Michael Caine said to me, 'I realised that I couldn't sleep with every woman in the world.' He was sharing a flat with Terence Stamp in the Sixties. It must have been a very, very exciting time to be young and famous." »

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Rupert Grint: Details About Drama Photoshoot

15 October 2009 9:47 AM, PDT | Rupert-Grint.us/ | See recent Rupert Grint - Ice Cream Man news »

October 15, 2009, 12:51 Pm-- With yesterday’s release of Rupert Grint’s interview and photoshoot for Drama Magazine, we are happy to share with you what photographer Ram Shergill told us about the shoot: Rupert's shoot was Fantastic.. he understood it right away, I told him that Drama magazine was about fashion and performance and also about the hottest stars that are around today. I spoke to Rupert prior to the shoot and told him I wanted like a kind of rebel cool feel... without any effort he gave me the looks and the moods I wanted, he almost reminded me of a Young Michael Caine in Alfie..mixed with the rebellion of a " Clockwork Orange " it was hot. »

- Karo

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Michael Caine stays in UK for grandkids

1 September 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Sir Michael Caine will stay in the UK for his grandchildren. The 'Alfie' actor - who previously threatened to leave his native England when politicians announced plans to raise income tax for the highest earners to 50 per cent - has decided to stay put and spend time with his grandson Taylor and the twins his daughter Natasha is due to give birth to later this month. The 76-year-old star said: "Being a granddad is my best role yet. As a dad of two daughters, I never had a son. So Taylor has been a double whammy. It's as if he's both my grandson and my son. He also looks like me. So am I going to walk »

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Caine To Stay In Britain For Grandchildren

1 September 2009 1:11 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Veteran actor Sir Michael Caine has reneged on his threat to quit his native Britain if the government raises taxes again - he has promised to stay in the U.K. for the sake of his grandchildren.

The Alfie star was left fuming when politicians announced in April new plans to raise income tax to 50 per cent for those who earn more than $217,500 (£150,000) a year.

Caine was so infuriated by the proposals he pledged to move to America if British taxes are raised again.

But now he's decided he couldn't bear to be apart from his daughter Natasha and her young son Taylor - especially as she is about to become a mum again, expecting twins later this month.

He says, "Being grandad is my best role yet. As a dad of two daughters, I have never had a son. So Taylor has been a double whammy. It's as if he is my grandson and my son. He also looks like me. So am I going to walk out on him and two more grandchildren for the sake of 10 per cent of my income? No chance." »

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Randeep romances 7!

23 August 2009 8:07 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Randeep Hooda's latest joy-of-life film is Love Khichdi in which he plays a small-town boy who finds himself working as a sous-chef in a five-star Mumbai hotel. Using techniques of direct-to-camera interaction popularised by Michael Caine in Alfie, the movie sees Randeep and the seven-women he encounters in the movie discussing their motivations and desires as the film unfolds.

As a chef, Randeep can't help comparing the women to the dishes he's creating - which of course begs the question for all regular Bollyspice visitors as to what dishes your top stars might represent? Aishwarya Rai Bachchan could be something elegant, light and creamy - a penne carbonara perhaps? Ayeshia Takia would of course be sweet and delicious - strawberry sundae maybe? Aamir Khan would have to be a very complex, heavily flavoured and innovative masala dish of course. We'll leave it to your imagination to think about other possible combinations! »

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DS Icon: Cilla Black

20 August 2009 10:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The theme that runs through most Digital Spy Icons is that they are fallen and forgotten stars. They tend to be one-trick ponies, who we loved and admired for making a little go a long way. This week's icon doesn't fit into that category. This week's icon is the irrepressible Cilla Black. The grand dame of light entertainment television and a '60s pop queen, Cilla really has seen and done it all. From her halcyon music days when she scored chart hits with 'Alfie', 'Anyone Who Had A Heart' and 'It's For You', to her '80s (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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Caine Set To Quit U.K. Over Tax Hike

26 April 2009 6:40 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Veteran actor Sir Michael Caine has threatened to quit his native Britain if the government implements another tax rise.

The Alfie star is fuming after U.K. politicians announced on Wednesday new plans to raise income tax to 50 per cent for those who earn more than $217,500 (£150,000) a year.

And the proposals have infuriated Caine, who has pledged to move to America if British taxes are raised again.

He says, "The government has taken tax up to 50 per cent and if it goes up to 51, I will be back in America. I will not pay the government more than I get. No way, ever. They've reached their limit with me, and that's what will happen to a lot of people. We've got three and a half million layabouts laying about on benefits, I'm 76, getting up at 6am to go to work to keep them. Let's get everybody back to work so we can save a couple of billion and cut tax, not sticking it on." »

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The Caine Scrutiny

11 April 2009 10:47 PM, PDT | NYPost.com | See recent New York Post news »

Men want to be him. Women want to date him. And Yanks just want to understand what the heck he's saying. Distinctive cockney accent or not, Michael Caine has been one of the coolest guys in movies for nearly six decades. At 76, he remains as charming as he was playing a womanizer back in 1966's "Alfie."

The knighted actor has recently veered into blockbuster territory as Bruce Wayne's butler in "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight," but on Friday, he's back to doing »

- By REED TUCKER

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Michael Caine set for ShoWest honor

4 March 2009 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Michael Caine will receive a lifetime achievement award at ShoWest 2009.

Caine, who next will be seen in the Big Beach dramedy "Is Anybody There?," will be feted at an awards gala set to close ShoWest on April 2. The annual exhibition confab opens March 30 at the Bally's and Paris hotels in Las Vegas.

"With over five decades of films to his credit, Michael Caine has quietly commanded the screen in well over 100 roles," ShoWest co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said. "He simply does it all, and he does it all so incredibly well, be it comedy, drama or action."

His starring role in the 1966 British drama "Alfie" carried Caine to bigscreen acclaim following an early stage career. Over the next 43 years, he has received six Academy Award nominations and won best supporting actor Oscars for "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986) and "Cider House Rules" (1999). »

- By Carl DiOrio

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Caine's Loyalty To Wife

12 February 2009 4:05 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Michael Caine has never found himself attracted to any of his female co-stars - because he considers his wife more stunning than any of them.

The Alfie star has worked with Hollywood beauties such as Sigourney Weaver, Demi Moore and Dame Helen Mirren since he began his career in the 1950s.

But the 75-year-old only has eyes for his wife of 36 years, former model Shakira.

He says, "I was always doing love scenes with very beautiful women. You can go on the set and there’ll be one of the most beautiful women in the world and the director will say, 'Take your clothes off and get into bed.'

"That could be a great temptation so I decided that I would never marry a woman who wasn't as beautiful as the women I was working with. And I married a woman who, in actual fact, is more beautiful than most women I have worked with, so all the temptation was at home, not at work. So I rush home to get some temptation."

And Caine can't imagine life without his 61-year-old spouse, insisting she completes him.

He adds, "She is the other half of me. Also, we’re still very much in love with each other. We always have been, we always will be." »

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